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the number one strategic threat to the united states. that sounds very yesteryear i must say. we will have other panels talk about russia but i don't think anyone will buy on to that proposition and as for china, we all know that china is an easy target in some ways, but we have already mentioned people -- the wise heads of the republican party. i can assure you just read henry kissinger's latest book on china and candidate mitt romney will get a lot of advice between now and when it gets anywhere near the convention not to mention the white house to go easy on china. one reason i am puzzled by it is that will not win an election. it is the economy. >> you want to pick up on this? >> there are a lot of things about the nature of the challenge that we face. i start with the point that the economy is more dependent on the global economy than in the past and the collective action challenge homi talked about is real. i differ when i look at successful administrations. the republicans run as if american power unfettered from multilateral institutions is the way to run the world. they enter offi
. extreme weather is happening. there has been last year for example 60% of the united states experienced some extreme weather. a drought in texas, extreme flood conditions indiana to vermont. terrible flooding -- that 60% was the highest amount -- highest area covered in any given year in an area that experienced extreme weather. how that played out as part of living in this climate paradigm, one number of billion dollar insurance disasters has skyrocketed from 2 to 14 so global reinsurance companies are feeling the pain of this because they insure when there is a claim that could back up to the insurance company. the insurance companies backed up. just to move on. we don't know if climate is going to flip but there has been scary things happening. the good news is unstable systems can restate the lies. we don't want to be pushing the system any further. in our book we use an analogy by a climate scientist who said we are doing to the climate like poking and angry bees with a stick. here is how it could play out. primarily about human health effects. how does this play out in terms of he
god for the united states senate particularly with the transportation bill. they set the example. and not putting issues germane to the transportation bill. transportation is the engine that put america to work. the competition is already there. the chinese $50 billion in transit and what we are trying for the first time since ronald reagan, cut the funding for transit. there are many areas we could agree on, one stop for the process that we could cut down on the amount of time for project. let me take this time to say i support amtrak 100%. twenty-nine million passengers. we need to continue to invest in it. what our country needs is a surface transportation bill that strengthens our infrastructure and as someone was talking about, walking of the walk. putting the american people to work. thank you, mr. chairman and i yield back the balance of my time. >> we will move to representative shuster. >> and look forward to working with youth and all my colleagues in a bipartisan manner. i want to start by saying i agree with what senator inhofe said. transportation infrastructure the
that the united states cultivates allies throughout the world and especially the developing world which would be devastated by international regulation. >> the commission anticipates supporting role putting out recommendations to the state department what our mission should be and what we should be advocating for or against in terms of having an agenda? >> i have been encouraged by the obama administration's statements. there was a block a couple weeks ago by the white house and state department and commerce department jointly so that is a very good sign. the fcc is on board with that. >> the other question we talk a lot about is access to different centers. i want to raise it. anybody can talk about it. we talked about puerto rico and startling statistics about pr. the 2010-706 section found that four million puerto ricans have no broadband access which is one sixth of all americans identified as an served in 2011. seventy% of pr is an serve by broadband services. the national broadband plan does not factor in puerto rico and is not part of the united states and excludes puerto rico in deter
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